The first-ever All-MLB team was revealed by Major League Baseball on Tuesday, and it's comprised of many familiar faces.
Fan votes earlier this offseason accounted for 50% of the decision, while a panel of experts made up the other half.
All-MLB first and second teams were announced:
|SS||Xander Bogaerts||Red Sox|
Both of this year's MVPs in Trout and Bellinger highlight a star-studded first team of position players. While the Houston Astros had a league-leading six players selected to the All-MLB squads, they did not have a position player selected to the first team.
The first-team rotation features both Cy Young winners and four pitchers who participated in the 2019 World Series. Yates, who was beaten by Hader for NL Reliever of the Year, picked up first-team honors after posting a league-leading 1.19 ERA for the Padres.
|OF||Mookie Betts||Red Sox|
|OF||Ronald Acuna Jr.||Braves|
The All-MLB second-team infield features the two finalists for AL MVP in Bregman and Semien, plus another former MVP in Betts. The 20-year-old Soto is the youngest player to earn All-MLB honors. Second-team catcher Grandal is the only All-MLB player no longer with his 2019 team; he signed with the Chicago White Sox earlier in the offseason.
Both second-team relief spots went to the AL, where Chapman - this year's Mariano Rivera Award winner - and Hendriks produced dominant seasons. The rotation includes two star pitchers under 25 years old in Flaherty and Soroka.